Elephants sleep no more than four hours during the day. Animals African elephants are sleeping standing. They get into a heap and lean on each other. Old elephants put their large tusks on a termite or tree.
Indian elephants spend their sleep lying on the ground. The brain of an elephant is quite complex and in structure is inferior only to whales. It weighs about 5 kg. In the animal world, the elephant is one of the most intelligent representatives of fauna in the world.
They can identify themselves in the mirror, which is one of the signs of self-awareness. This quality can boast of monkeys and dolphins. In addition, only chimpanzees and elephants use tools.
Observations have shown that an Indian elephant can use a tree branch as a fly swatter. Elephants have excellent memory. They easily remember places where there were people with whom they communicated.